Carl Edwards wins Daytona 500 pole position

This car — it was our Daytona 500 backup car — it's been through enough tonight that I think it's going to go home and be put on reserve for later. The car we wrecked yesterday — it's been on the plate. I will say that the guys at Joe Gibbs Racing

Winning the pole position for next Sunday's running of the Daytona 500 likely won't do much to take away Carl Edwards' pain of a close Sprint Cup Series championship loss last season. Edwards will start from the top spot for the 2012 Daytona 500,

NASCAR president Mike Helton said Saturday that it's a "high likelihood" that Knaus will be penalized for infractions found during Daytona 500 inspection. Knaus, crew chief for five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, is likely to be the fall guy for

By Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images for NASCAR Carl Edwards, getting out of his car after qualifying with the fastest lap of 194.738 mph, will be joined on the front row in the Daytona 500 by Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle. By Jared C. Tilton,